Visiting Lecturer - Political Science

California Lutheran University
  • Location
    Thousand Oaks, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 17

Position description

The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each persons dignity.

Basic Function:
California Lutheran University invites applicants for a Visiting Lecturer in Political Science. Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and McNair Institution, and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi- cultural and multi-racial communities, particularly in mentoring African American, Latino/a, and Native American students. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate and 1,250 graduate students who come from 35 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 45.2% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups, and 34% of freshmen are first generation students. The Department of Political Science at California Lutheran University is committed to a strong liberal arts tradition that links scholarship, teaching, and applied knowledge to the academic study of political science. The mission of the Department of Political Science at California Lutheran University is to provide a personalized education of distinction that fosters students' intellectual and critical powers, and develop their capacities to understand various aspects of political life. Students are required to produce original, high quality senior capstone projects and engage in experiential learning, which may include internships, study abroad, travel courses, and other activities. The courses in Political Science challenge students to examine U.S. political institutions, public policy, global politics, and political theory/law. Embedded within many of the courses are the themes of diversity, identity, and global and civic engagement. The goal is to prepare Political Science graduates to be civically engaged members of global society, and to enter a number of educational and career tracks such as public service, law, public policy, research, diplomacy, non-profits, and teaching. The Department seeks faculty who are committed to teaching, research, and service at a Hispanic Serving and McNair institution. The position is for a two-year visiting faculty with expertise in US institutions or public law. 1. For the institutions position, the candidate must demonstrate teaching expertise (or potential) and research interest in U.S. political institutions and/or public law, and an ability to teach methods courses that incorporate both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of political science. The courses may include public policy, Congress, Judiciary, Presidency, law-related courses, and research methods. The candidate must also possess an ability to teach methods courses that incorporate both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of political science. This is a two-year visiting position. 

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